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Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Six Historic Homes on June 4 Tour
Article about a tour of six residences "within walking distance of the Kansas City Museum. ..3218 Gladstone Boulevard," in the Northeast district.
Historic Homesteads and Beauty Spots of Kansas City
Article about Kansas City as "the American City of Homes," using the example of the neighborhood of "the Chase cottage, built in 1859," with a description of George Chase and his home purchased in about...
Longview Farm: The Country Home of Mr. R. A. Long
Article about Longview Farm, the country home of lumber magnate R. A. Long and his daughter and horse trainer Loula Long Combs in Lee's Summit, with photos.
About Real Estate
Article about Porter Hall, "former president of the Real Estate Board," describing him and his home, built about 1887 by his father, Judge W. Ewing Hall, at 27th and Tracy Avenues, also with information...
Brick "Castle" Overlooking Kaw Valley Reflected Success of German Pioneer
Article about Sauer Castle, the residence of German immigrant Anton Sauer (or Anthony Sauer) in Rosedale, Kansas, built between 1865 and 1871, with photo.
Vote to Buy Benton Home
Article about the "[l]egislation authorizing the state" of Missouri to "purchase the home for a public memorial" to the local artist.
The George Asbury House
Article about the "old Westport house" at 4006 Washington Street, "built in 1834 from heavy walnut logs chopped down in the nearby woods," occupied by William Dillon and his family before the Civil War,...
The Neighborhood That's Being Recycled
Article about the "recycling" of land uses in the neighborhood around the house at 3500 Gladstone Boulevard, originally the home of Judge Edward Lucky Scarritt, designed in 1899.
From the Survey
Article about the 1930s Kansas City home at 5044 Summit Road designed in International Style, a non-traditional style, developed in 1920s Europe by such famous architects as Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies...
Family Friendly: Designers' Showhouse Has Been a Retreat For Many Generations
May 5, 2004
Article about the 2004 Designers' Showhouse XXXV at 1035 W. 57th Street built in 1916 by J. C. Nichols and Wight and Wight as architects. The first resident was George Bunting.
Toward Fisher's Fence: Getting On Tract To Preserve One of Our Most Intact, Early Homesteads
Article about the Adam and Letty Fisher homestead located today east of Jones Road, mid-way between Bundschu and Truman Roads. The Fisher family were early residents of Jackson County and had slaves. Includes...
Kansas City Architects
Article about the architects and architectural firms of Louis Curtiss, Frederick Hill, Shepard & Farrar, Root & Siemens, and Frederick Crosby Gunn, or Frederick Gunn.
Monuments to St. Joseph's Golden Age
Article about the architectural "golden age" of Saint Joseph, Missouri, describing the mostly residential structures designed in the late 1800s and early 1900s by architects Edmund J. Eckel and Harvey...
Off the Wall: The Gift to Be Simple
Article about the castle-like residence built by Samuel Dinsmoor, in Lucas, Kansas, in 1907. Photo of the house and grounds designed to symbolize the Garden of Eden by its resident, Dinsmoor, "a Civil...
Rivercene Controversy Stirs Preservationists in Missouri
Article about the controversy over the preservation of the Rivercene residence in the Boonville, Missouri, area, built in 1869 in "the so-called Second Empire or General Grant style, which was quite popular...
A Clay Landmark Goes: Razing of Campbell Mansion to End This Week
Article about the demolition of the mansion of William Campbell, ca. 1874, at the intersection of Highways 69 and 169, five miles north of Kansas City.
City Agrees to Take Over Vaile Mansion
Article about the designation as a museum of the the Vaile Mansion in Independence by Mrs. J. Roger DeWitt and description of its renovation and history.
Fire Destroys 100-Year-Old House
Article about the destruction by fire of the residence at 2024 Washington Boulevard in the Westheight Manor residential district of Kansas City, Kansas, located between 18th, 24th, Everett, and Nebraska...
An English Country Place Recreated: Old World Charm Makes This Kansas City Residence an Impressive One
Article about the English countryside-style mansion of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Shields at 51st and Cherry Streets with photos of the interior and exterior.
A Rummage through a House of Fading Whispers
October 12, 1980
Article about the former residence of the Waggoner family of Independence, Missouri, built about 1855 by John Lewis (a farmer from Kentucky) at 313 East Pacific Street and later becoming the home of "the...
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